Chainbreaker Cancer Fundraiser

Chainbreaker Cancer Fundraiser


Cycling for cancer research

Chainbreaker: August 11-13, 2017

Chainbreaker is a weekend-long bicycle ride with the sole purpose of raising funds for cancer research. Every single dollar raised by riders and volunteers will go directly to cancer research at the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

Join the Dental Biking Crew!

Register online and join the School of Dentistry

About the ride

There will be four different routes for bicyclists - 25 minles, 50 miles, 100 miles and 180 miles. Each route will have food, water stops, mechanical assistance and first aid.


Depending on which route you choose, you will have an accomplanying fundraising committment. All donations will go directly to the Masonic Cancer Center.

  • 25 miles - $1,000 minimum
  • 50 miles - $1,250 minimum
  • 100 miles - $1,750 minimum
  • 180 miles - $2,000 minimum

You have 60 days after the ride to meet the fundraising committment. Fundraising deadline is October 13, 2017.


To volunteer for Chainbreaker, put the word "dentistry" in the comments box at the end of the volunteer registration so you are assigned to one of the dental volunteer teams.

71 and counting!

As of Tuesday, August 1, the School of Dentistry peloton (team) has 71 riders registered, the most of any peloton at the University of Minnesota! Join the School of Dentistry Peloton today!

Use the partner code "dentistry" when registering to lower the registering cost to $1

Register Now!

Donate to the team

Please support the School of Dentistry Peloton! Even if you can't ride, please take the time to support the School of Dentistry by donating to the team. 100% of all the money collected will go directly to the Masonic Cancer Center.

Donate to the School of Dentistry Peloton

School of Dentistry Peloton

Michael Madden Michael Madden, DDS, from the Division of Operative Dentistry serves as captain for the School of Dentistry peloton. Contact him at with questions about how to ride, volunteer or anything related to the Chainbreaker ride.

The entire School of Dentistry Chainbreaker Committee is ready to help for anyone who wants to join our cancer-fighting mission.